Better Together: Highly Effective Practices for Engaged Learning
September 16, 2016, 1:30-3:30, 613 Union
Guest presenter: Dr. Terrel (Terry) Rhodes, Vice President, Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
This interactive workshop invites attendees to consider the learning outcomes of their own courses and curriculum in the framework of what we know works for enhancing student learning for all students. In Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale, George Kuh and Ken O'Donnell (2013) list a set of characteristics that are associated with deeper student learning through highly effective practices. Further, research demonstrates that the use of multiple high impact practices amplifies engaged learning.
Workshop participants are encouraged to come with a curricular and/or co-curricular program in mind along with some key learning outcomes connected to their program.
We will use a visual framework during the session to design and display the key elements of engaged learning and effective practice. We can then use this framework to communicate the alignment of assignments with courses and programs to our students and educators from diverse programs across the university. (CTE SCALE event)
About the Presenter
Terrel Rhodes is Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment and Executive Director of VALUE at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) where he focuses on the quality of undergraduate education, access, general education, e-portfolios and assessment of student learning. He was a faculty member for twenty-five years. He leads the faculty-driven assessment project on student learning entitled Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) that now involves 100 institutions in twelve states in a nationwide project to assess student learning in partnership with the State Higher education Executive Officers association. VALUE faculty teams developed rubrics for the full range of Essential Learning Outcomes that can be used with authentic student work to demonstrate quality student learning. Also, he lead the Quality Collaboratives initiative, working in nine states with twenty 2- and 4-year partner campuses testing the usefulness of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) as a transfer framework focused on student learning mastery rather than seat time or credit accumulation. For the past seven years, he has lead AAC&U's e-portfolio initiatives to enhance student learning, including the annual E-Portfolio Forum. Read more.